ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sculptor Ellie Dolgin’s fine art work is evocative, original and continually evolving. Her command of the human form is evident in her figurative bronze sculptures which seamlessly intertwine realism and abstract forms. Ellie Dolgin’s work has earned her a distinguished position among contemporary women artists. Her sculptures are included in the private collection of Oprah Winfrey, as well as other notable collectors, art galleries and corporations worldwide.
Passionate about the role of energy in her creative process, artist Ellie Dolgin infuses her art with a profound dimension. Her awareness of the life force behind each piece presents a new perspective and depth that is universally perceived. Ellie Dolgin’s intrigue with the effect of energy on creation has more recently opened the way to a study of water as a primary source of energy and movement. As a result, her sculptures have evolved from bronze dancers and ballerinas (“The Dancer”, “Reverie” and “Secrets”) and sculptures of children (“Best Friends”) into organic forms and, subsequently, into water fountains in ceramic clay. Drawing from her technical expertise and strong connection to nature, she has created one-of-a-kind water fountains which can be described as sculptures through which water continually cycles. For each fountain, individually and uniquely crafted, she writes (on the tube that the water passes through) the words that describe the spirit of the piece, thus, impacting the energy that emanates from it.
Ellie’s tree molds further extend her quest to bring nature and imagination together. By painting liquid latex on tree trunks (a process not harmful to trees), and using the side with the impression of the bark as a component of a sculpture, Ellie Dolgin has designed an original art form with infinite possibilities. This process allows her to create extraordinarily unusual and textural pieces.